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Boards and Commissions Vacancies

Serving on a Board or Commission
Vacancies on Boards and Commissions are announced in each issue of
Rockville Reports. Anyone employed by or under contract to the City is not eligible to serve on a board or commission. Individuals may serve on only one board or commission at a given time (with the exception of ad hoc committees or task forces) to give as many residents as possible the opportunity to participate.

The Boards and Commissions provide the Mayor and Council with informed public opinions, thoughts and ideas that shape the City. Anyone interested in serving on a citizen board or commission may write to the Mayor and Council and City Clerk/Director of Council Operations, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850, or contact the City Clerk's Office at 240-314-8280 for more information or fill out and submit an Expression of Interest Form (pdf).

PLEASE NOTE: As defined in Ordinance No. 13-13 (see below), all applicants applying to the Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission, Ethics Commission or Planning Commission are required to complete the Statement of Financial Interests (see below) and submit along with the Expression of Interest Form.

Ordinance No. 13-13
Statement of Financial Interests Form

Vacancies (as of May 15, 2017)
The City is seeking applicants for appointment to the vacancies listed below. Please note vacancies may be currently under consideration by the Mayor and Council.

  • Board of Supervisors of Elections (one)
    The Board of Supervisors of Elections is responsible for supervising City elections, recommending ways to enhance voter registration and records management related to these functions. 
  • Cultural Arts Commission (one) 
    The Cultural Arts Commission is responsible for encouraging arts and culture in the City for the benefit of Rockville citizens and recommending to the Mayor and Council appropriate programs, activities, and policies to further of Rockville as a cultural center.
  • Environment Commission (two) 
    The Environment Commission recommends policies and programs to the Mayor and Council and City staff relating to environment and sustainability. Core to their mission is promoting a sustainable community through initiatives relating to natural resource management development, energy efficiency, watershed stewardship and protection, pollution prevention and public education.
  • Ethics Commission (one)
    The Ethics Commission manages and maintains policies and procedures for advisory opinion requests, processes complaints alleging violations of the City Ethics Ordinance and provides a public information program regarding Rockville’s Ethics Ordinance. The Commission also provides Ethics training for the City’s elected officials, candidates for elected office, employees, and Boards and Commissions appointees as appropriate to ensure compliance with the Rockville Ethics Ordinance. 
  • Historic District Commission (two; one regular/one alternate)
  • The Historic District Commission is responsible for recommending to the Mayor and Council the districts deemed to be of historic or architectural value in the City and reviewing applications for construction and changes in the historic districts.
  • Human Rights Commission (one)
    The Human Rights Commission is responsible for adjudicating housing, public accommodation and certain employment discrimination complaints. The Commission manages the City's Community Mediation Program which helps to resolve disputes that may arise in the community including complaints of discrimination. 
  • Human Services Advisory Commission (two; one Caregiver & one At-Large)
    The Human Services Advisory Commission provides advice to the Mayor and Council on human service needs and how best to address and assist in deciding appropriate City roles and priorities concerning human services. The Commission also monitors changes in human needs, and participates in oversight and evaluation to ensure accountability and cost-effectiveness of City and outside providers of human services.                
  • Landlord Tenant Affairs Commission (one
    The Landlord/Tenant Affairs Commission is responsible for providing a forum for adjudicating differences or disputes between landlords and tenants.
  • Planning Commission (two)
    The Planning Commission is responsible for revising the City’s Master Plan as needed, reviewing applications for Map and Text Amendments and applications for use permits, approving subdivision plans, and advising the Mayor and Council on related matters.
  • Recreation and Parks Advisory Board (one)
    The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board is responsible for encouraging the development of recreation and park facilities in the City and recommending programs for youth and adults that reflect the needs of citizens.
  • Rockville Housing Enterprises (one)
    RHE is an independent body that functions under federal and state law and is responsible for examining the need for building and administering public housing as necessary within the City.
  • Senior Citizens Commission (three)
    The Senior Citizens Commission is responsible for proposing programs, activities and legislation to meet the needs of senior citizens and to promote an environment within the City where seniors choose to remain and live a healthy, safe and active life.
  • Sign Review Board (one; alternate
    This Sign Review Board is comprised of three members and one alternate, appointed for three-year terms. The Board reviews applications for sign permits and may grant modifications from sign regulations where applicable (Chapter 25, Rockville City Code).
  • Traffic and Transportation Commission (one)
    The Traffic and Transportation Commission advises the Mayor and Council and Planning Commission on traffic matters and provides appropriate recommendations.